BEDHD encourages increasing collaboration among local government entities. A "Health in All Policies" (HiAP) approach ensures that “all decision-makers are informed about the health, equity, and sustainability consequences of various policy options.” HiAP encourages efficiency by focusing on issues that are being addressed by multiple agencies and promotes discussion of how agencies can share resources and work together to lower costs, eliminate duplication of efforts, and improve community health.



BEDHD's Goals

BEDHD will work to ensure that all community members have a healthy, successful start in life; access to quality health care across the continuum of care; and safe and healthy food, water, and air.